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#061: GAPS Diet

by Brett Hawes

The GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet) was developed by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. After helping her some make a full recovery from neurological and developmental issues; she went on to help others in her clinic. Here’s a run down of what we discuss:

  • 7:00 – Her background and training in the Soviet Union
  • 9:00 – Gut flora and microbiome research in the 1980’s
  • 9:45 – Autism is a digestive disorder
  • 10:00 – ALL disease begins in the gut
  • 10:15 – Nutrition is the cornerstone
  • 11:00 – The history of the GAPS Diet
  • 11:40 – The discovery of gluten and gluten-free diets
  • 12:45 – Traditional Russian diet
  • 16:45 – Modern medicine’s view of the microbiome
  • 18:50 – Good microbes and bad microbes?
  • 19:30 – Antibiotics
  • 22:45 – Parents will outlive their children
  • 25:00 – pathogens, toxins and food allergies
  • 25:45 – leaky gut and it’s implications
  • 29:00 – fermented foods
  • 31:30 – different phases of the GAPS diet
  • 31:45 – how to start the GAPS diet
  • 35:00 – what to eat on the GAPS diet
  • 42:00 – die-off reactions
  • 46:50 – fiber
  • 47:00 – acid vs alkaline
  • 51:45 – can you do this on a plant-based diet?
  • 54:00 – difference between using the whole animal vs the lean meat only
  • 55:00 – the importance of fats and collagen
  • 55:30 – collagen supplements
  • 56:45 – veganism and vegetarianism
  • 60:00 – is a vegan diet sustainable?
  • 61:00 – cleansing vs nourishing
  • 66:00 – spirituality and diet – do we need to be vegan?
  • 68:00 – the bigger agenda behind the plant-based diet – agri-chemical companies
  • 73:00 – Beyond Meat, Impossible Burger and EAT Lancet
  • 75:00 – Industrialized diets vs diets in the developing world
  • 76:00 – Farming in the future

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